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Yes, absolutely right, it only works on a fixed width. I assumed your content div stretched downward as you have more content. The same theory applies for horizontal as well. Take a vertical slice of your content, set it as the background, position it at the top left and set it to repeat-y.
This wont work if you have some kind of special side (i.e rounded corners or something else that you dont want repeated though the content div.
A second option if this doesnt work for you, is to place 2 divs inside your content div and float them to the sides, and make the background images the sides, like the following.
and the styling
background: url([color=#FF0000]your image[/color]) top left no-repeat;
background: url([color=#FF0000]your other image[/color]) top right no-repeat;
This also works vertically with some minor changes. And of course, do it the way I showed above is only if you need it to be horizontally fluid.